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The Cataraqui River (// KAT-ə-ROK-way) forms the lower portion of the Rideau Canal and drains into Lake Ontario at Kingston, Ontario. It is also known as the Great Cataraqui River or the Greater Cataraqui River to distinguish it from the smaller Little Cataraqui Creek, 4.5 km to the west. The Cataraqui River system was extensively modified during the construction of the canal: swamps were turned into lakes and new marshes were formed. The river's name is derived from the former name of Kingston, Ontario.
The lock at Lower Brewers nearing completion in 1831 by Thomas Burrowes
Brewer's Lower Mill - view down the Cataraqui Creek and clearing made for the Rideau Canal, 1829 by Thomas Burrowes
View on the Cataraqui Creek, Brewer's Upper Mills in the background, 1830 by Thomas Burrowes
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